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Gift Ideas for the Person with Alzheimer's Disease
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  • Photo album with pictures of family, friends and places that are part of the person’s past. A simple caption describing it is useful.

  • Cassette tape recorder with tapes of favorite music or taped messages from friends or family members.

  • Costume jewelry.

  • Clothing: machine washable, easy to get on and off, cardigan sweater, leg warmers, knee-high nylon stockings, socks, slippers, or warm-up suit.

  • Cookies and candies.

  • Safe Return bracelet (1-888-572-8566)

  • Video tapes of family events, musicals from the 40’s and 50’s, travel videos.

  • Puzzles where pieces are various colors but all pieces fit together (for example, large Legos)

  • Book with pictures, magazine subscription.

  • Indoor golf putter/return, NERF (sponge) ball.

  • Afghans, lap robe of bright colors.

  • Personal hygiene items, lotions, hairbrush, comb, hair ribbons, kleenex tissues, nail polish.

  • Gift certificate for hairdo, perm, manicure, haircut, etc.

  • Purse/wallet.

  • Cuddly stuffed toy.

  • Stationery, post cards, stamps, crayons, markers.

  • Calendars.

  • Playing cards.

  • Bird feeder, mobiles.

  • Homemade foods, especially their favorites.

  • Larger piece puzzles.

  • Larger print edition of Reader’s Digest, book of poetry, folk tales, etc.

  • Snow globes, music box.

  • Simple games.

  • Aquarium and fish.

  • Parakeet or Cockatiel.


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